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Important Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Here are a few things you can do to make that first impression of your home a lasting one.

  • Repaint - If the paint is peeling or faded, consider putting on a fresh coat.
  • Landscape - A few flowers can improve the look of your home dramatically. Use plants to hide electrical boxes, hosepipes or other unattactive features.
  • Remove Excess - Yard sculptures and windmills are nice in limited quantity. Removing them will give your front yard a cleaner and fresher look.
  • Improve or Remove Fences - Replace ugly chain-link fences with nice white picket fencing. Or, if you have a nice iron fence, consider giving it a fresh coat of black paint.
  • Add Window Boxes - A simple window box filled with flowering plants adds a great deal of warmth. These are very inexpensive and can be found in the Gardening section of Home Depot.
  • Hide Garbage Cans - Pull them to the back or store them in the garage out of site.
  • Remove Security Bars - Where possible, remove security bars from the doors and windows and install an alarm system in their place.
  • Enhance the Details - If your mailbox is unattractive, replace it. The same goes for the house numbers and the front door handle and knocker. These things get noticed and can add a great deal of character to the look of your home.
  • Add Depth - If your home looks flat or boring, consider adding a covered porch or building out a bay window. If your budget is tight, you can use trees and bushes to give this same effect. Depth makes your home look visually richer.
  • Add Lighting - A dark house is uninviting. Potential buyers often drive by after work and the curb appeal of your house in the evening is just as important as during the day. Dramatic lighting can enhance key architectural or landscaping elements.

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